TOKYO, JAPAN — Japan Airlines' (JAL) low-cost long-haul subsidiary ZIPAIR Tokyo has revealed plans to launch flights between Tokyo Narita and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this summer, with service beginning on June 2 and continuing through October 27. 

The airline will operate five flights per week using the efficient Boeing 787-8 aircraft. San Francisco will be ZIPAIR's third Pacific route, joining Los Angeles and San José Mineta International Airport (SJC).

SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero expressed excitement about the new ZIPAIR service, noting that passengers can look forward to the airline's excellent value combined with SFO's award-winning airport experience. Satero thanked ZIPAIR for selecting SFO and pledged support for the success of the new service.

ZIPAIR President Shingo Nishida also announced the addition of the San Francisco-Tokyo Narita route, marking the company's fourth gateway in the United States. Nishida expressed confidence in the partnership with SFO and believes the new service will foster commercial and cultural connections for their shared customers.

ZIPAIR currently operates six Boeing 787-8 jets.